ICE member GoConnect have been shortlisted for the NatWest Skills & Opportunities fund.
Natwest are making £1 million available across England and Wales through their Skills & Opportunities Fund. The regional boards (with the help of a public vote) will determine the destination of grants of up to £35,000 for not-for-profit organisations.
Natwest are seeking projects that will enable people in disadvantaged communities to develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to build their financial capability skills or to start or develop a new business now or in the future.
Founder of GoConnect, Alun Prosser said:
“The funding will be used to deliver a number of youth enterprise programmes in the more isolated South Wales communities where will collaborate with a range of community partners and businesses to develop a safe, social, enterprising space to bring like-minded young people together and offer opportunities that they would struggle access otherwise. Further more, it will enable us to work with our existing youth enterprises to showcase their experiences and inspire others to work with them and gain the skills and knowledge to boost economic activity in the area’s highlighted as being most in need of support.”
Applications are now closed for round 1 2018. Winners will be announced on Friday 25th May.